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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Time for Preschoolers: In Sequence!
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El tiempo y las secuencias para los niños preescolares
Polish Version: Przedszkolaki: a pojęcie kolejności!
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
8. Identify and describe common attributes, patterns, and relationships in objects.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
16. Develop an awareness of the self and his or her uniqueness and individuality.
30. Develop self-management skills to achieve school and life success and develop positive relationships with others.
Learning Standards: 1.E. Use increasingly complex phrases, sentences, and vocabulary.
6.B. Add and subtract to create new numbers and begin to construct sets.
6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
7.C. Explore tools used for measurement.
8.A. Explore objects and patterns.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
16.A. Explore his or her self and personal history.
30.C. Demonstrate skills related to successful personal and school outcomes.
Benchmarks: 1.E.ECb. Exhibit curiosity and interest in learning new words heard in conversations and books.
1.E.ECc. With teacher assistance, use new words acquired through conversations and book-sharing experiences.
1.E.ECd. With teacher assistance, explore word relationships to understand the concepts represented by common categories of words (e.g., food, clothing, vehicles).
6.B.ECd. Informally solve simple mathematical problems presented in a meaningful context.
6.D.ECb. Describe comparisons with appropriate vocabulary, such as “more”, “less”, “greater than”, “fewer”, “equal to”, or “same as”.
7.A.ECd. Begin to construct a sense of time through participation in daily activities.
7.C.ECb. Know that different attributes, such as length, weight, and time, are measured using different kinds of units, such as feet, pounds, and seconds.
8.A.ECa. Sort, order, compare, and describe objects according to characteristics or attribute(s).
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
16.A.ECa. Recall information about the immediate past.
30.C.ECa. Exhibit eagerness and curiosity as a learner.
30.C.ECb. Demonstrate persistence and creativity in seeking solutions to problems.